A breast cancer drug from Roche known as Perjeta helped patients live nearly 16 months longer compared with Herceptin and chemotherapy alone. CNBC's Meg Tirrell provides insight to the data.» Read More
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports an American missionary doctor serving in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola.
Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, according to Oilprice.com.
GlaxoSmithKline is to begin human testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has released a response roadmap with the goal of stopping the spread of Ebola in 6 to 9 months.
Kite Pharma is working on a treatment which involves taking a cancer patient's own t-cells out of their body, genetically modifying them to better target cancer, and then re-administering them. Its CEO Arie Belldegrun, provides insight to the positive study with the therapy.
Aug 25- A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies has come under fire from agricultural interests, injecting doubt into the measures' fates in the waning days of the state's legislative session this week.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell breaks down the mega deal between Swiss pharmaceutical firm Roche and InterMune for $8.3 billion.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Roche CEO Severin Schwan, and InterMune CEO Daniel Welch, about Roche's $8.3 billion acquisition of InterMune and the opportunity for the drug Esbriet in the U.S.
California's mountains have risen more than half an inch, thanks to the absence of water to weigh them down, a study found. NBC News reports.
CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin looks back on some of the best ice bucket challenge videos from last week, including from Bill Gates, saying the campaign has now hit China.
Lance Slaughter from the ALS Association, discusses the phenomenon spreading across social media to dump a bucket of ice over your head to raise awareness for ALS.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell explains what ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease is, and what is known about treating the disease.
CNBC looks at which countries may be worst hit, both environmentally and economically, by climate change.
Is the world ready for genetically modified babies? Here's how close we really are, explains Jessica Cussins of the Center for Genetics and Society.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the World Health Organization has convened a panel of medical ethicists to discuss the potential treatment for Ebola patients with experimental therapies.
With the World Health Organization declaring Ebola an international public health emergency, CNBC's Meg Tirrell discusses the use of experimental drugs as a last resort to treat patients stricken with Ebola, cancer and other disease.
The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola virus an international public health emergency. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports the details.
The FDA has ruled to allow the potential use of drug maker Tekmira's Ebola drug on patients, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.
Irwin Redlener author of "Americans at Risk," weighs in on the Ebola outbreak and discusses if the U.S. is adequately prepared to handle an epidemic.
President Obama discusses the Ebola outbreak, and the unproven and untested drug in the U.S. that appears to be helping infected American patients.
Tom Geisbert, University of Texas Medical Branch, shares concerns for experimental treatments for the Ebola virus.